About the Book
Many of the photos are ordinary snapshots of people and places completely disconnected from one to another in time and space. But if white robed men in turbans from Sudan were placed next to a Balinese Temple standing alongside a Dutch water way filled with fishing boats on a river in East Pakistan, an entirely unexpected imaginary world begins to emerge. Every picture tells a story and more, and several more .
The accompanying poems are childhood reflections of memories and impressions from that period.
As an artist for over forty odd years, my biggest gig so far has been as the official White House Portraitist. During the past two years, I have had the privilege of painting our DearLeader over a couple dozen times looking his authoritarian best in all kinds of remarkable settings. And now, after much anticipation, I have finally assembled those paintings into a 48 page full-color book that includes personal commentaries, as well. It has been truly an inspiration to be so close and present with the man with the golden touch, who in every sense of the phrase, is Making America Great Again.